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Web News Journalism Registration

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Malcolm_Stewart, Sep 10, 2020.

  1. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    Do any of us here pay for reading our web-based daily news, or are we content to take what the BBC & Sky News deliver? Many years ago I had the Guardian delivered daily and thought it was what one did; but inflation went rampant and my salary wasn't keeping up, so I stopped having the Guardian delivered.
    (Around this time, I recall pay rises every 3 months for a period, but that didn't keep pay up with prices)

    Now, I get nagged several times a day when I forget that I haven't subscribed to any quality(?) journalism, and I try the Express or the Daily Mail for a different view of the world! Then my browser freezes, and I make a coffee.
     
  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I subscribe to The Times and Sunday Times. I started while working abroad. So much better to have the UK rather than the international editions. The app on the ipad is quite good. Much better than reading the paper via a web browser which the subscription also covers.
     
  3. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I don't. I read The Guardian online but don't pay for the subscription (You don't need to, it's a voluntary thing). I also get news updates from BBC and Sky to my iPhone as well as world news on the Apple news feed. I occasionally tune into CNN International too.
     
  4. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    I read The Graun online as well. Private Eye I subscribe to.

    Lynn
     
  5. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    I subscribe to Private Eye but that is not daily news. I occasionally read the odd article in the Guardian following links from this site. I would never pay the communist scum a penny. MSN often provides articles from many titles for free. I read a couple articles from the NYT (per week) but they nag me to pay for more.
     
  6. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    I no longer bother with news neither paper nor radio, nor web, anything noteworthy soon appears here or on one of the other forums I use. I'm just past caring about it, could almost say "heard it all before"
     
  7. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I subscribe to the Guardian because despite their faults, I believe it's worth defending investigative journalism.
     
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  8. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    I've yet to find a news source I'd be willing to pay for.
     
  9. Mike40

    Mike40 Well-Known Member

    Oh, really - how enlightened!

    for me, there's nothing from Sky / Comcast, Murdoch cess-pit, Rothermere or Barclay brothers - but the following are all bookmarked for regular access:

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news

    https://www.politicshome.com/

    https://leftfootforward.org/

    https://novaramedia.com/

    https://www.redpepper.org.uk/

    Works for me......

    Take care,
    Mike
     
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  10. TimHeath

    TimHeath Well-Known Member

    I pay for a subscription to the Independent which I read daily.
     
  11. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    I rarely buy newspapers because what's in them is very marginally different from what was on the late-night TV newscasts; In the mornings, the BBC's website also delivers newer news than the papers. The 'I', I'll occasionally read, mainly because it's held together with staples!
    Other than that, I have web-based subscriptions for the New Scientist and Economist.
     
  12. velocette

    velocette Well-Known Member

    I read the i and originally the Independent but found it too intelligent for my aging brain swapping to the i when it was it's simple edition before they split. I can't get on with the Guardian as it falls apart but occasionally buy the Torygraph and the Times mainly if there're free from Waitrose. Most of my real information of course comes from a man down the pub who just seems to know everything....
     
  13. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    Or one you totally believe.

    I think most of us listen or read the news then pick out the bits we 'want' to believe, whether it be correct or not.

    Afterall how do we know if it's correct (or not)?
     
  14. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    I've always said the pub is the encyclopedia of all knowledge.
     
  15. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Indeed. I regularly cite the example of an event I witnessed, and the subsequent reporting of it on the BBC as one of the primary reasons I stopped trusting them as a news source. The difference between reality and report could either have been incompetence or deliberate; neither a good look for a body which claims to hold high standards.

    As it stands I do get news from a variety of sources and 'triangulate' to establish likely truth.
     
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